Marine engine noise should not be considered as
solely a background disturbance that creates difficulty in radio or person to person
communication What must be realized is that exposure to high levels of noise energy for a
period of time will have physical impact. Short term effects may be characterized by ear
or head aches, premature fatigue and high stress levels. With long term exposure, as would
be expected, hearing loss becomes a factor.
On vessels with the pilot house directly over an
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